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A new survey from Avon Fire & Rescue

Dear Sir/Madam,

As you serve our communities as a part of your Parish Council, we thought you might like to read about our proposals for our latest Service Plan, and encourage local residents to do the same by filling out our online survey, available to all local people to complete.

Our seven-week public consultation on our Service Plan Proposals 2022–25 will run until 18 February.

The Proposals outline our vision for the future of Avon Fire & Rescue Service in preventing, protecting and responding to the fire and rescue related risks and needs of our local communities.

We believe our Service Plan Proposals consider a robust strategic risk profile of our operational area up until 2025, aligned to the changing environment and demanding financial and political climate we continue to face. We need your help! We want the views of our communities and kindly ask you to read our draft proposals and tell us what you think about it by completing a survey.

The online consultation survey, where you can also download and read our Service Plan Proposals 2022–25, can be accessed here: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/W2VL9LG.  Alternatively, if you need the proposals or consultation in another format please call 0117 926 2061 or email Consultation@avonfire.gov.uk.

Mick Crennell, Chief Fire Officer for AF&RS said: “Avon Fire & Rescue Service exists to serve our local communities and everything we do is aimed at making our area a better place for all who live and work here. We are asking for local people’s views on our proposed commitments to keep our local communities safe and our plans to match our resources to manage, prevent and protect the public from identified risks.

“The proposals and any feedback you provide will then inform our Service Plan, which is our contract with our staff, our partners and the local communities we serve, to the service we’ll work to achieve over the next five years. If you agree with our planning approach and the priorities we’ve outlined, we want to hear from you. If you disagree or feel something has been overlooked, tell us, we want to hear from you.  Have your say on the future of your fire service now.”

Together through the commitments laid out within these proposals, we will continue to work together to make our communities safer and make our Service stronger. 

We welcome your views on our proposals and look forward to hearing from you.

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Temporary Power Station Road closures

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Nupdown Lane, Oldbury-on-Severn - Temporary road closure

SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE COUNCIL

(Nupdown Road, Oldbury-on-Severn) (Temporary Prohibition of Use by Vehicles, Foot Passengers, Pedal Cycles and Equestrians) Order 2021

Notice is hereby given that South Gloucestershire District Council in pursuance of the provisions of section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 as amended intends to make an order the effect of which will be to close, temporarily, to vehicles, foot passengers, pedal cycles and equestrians that length of Nupdown Lane which extends from its junction with Shepperdine Road in a north easterly direction for a distance of 80 metres.

This order is required for the following reason: in connection with the likelihood of danger to the public consequent upon water service termination works on or adjacent to the highway. The order will be operative from 10 January 2022 for a maximum period of eighteen months. The closure however may not be implemented for the whole of the period but only when traffic signs are in position and only for so long as is necessitated by the works which are anticipated to be of 2 days duration.

Alternative route: Hill Lane, Shepperdine Road and vice versa.

PO Box 1953,
Bristol,
BS37 0DB

John McCormack
Monitoring Officer and Head of Legal, Governance and Democratic Service.

South Gloucestershire - Works4Youth

South Gloucestershire - Free Business Support

Free business training and advice to help your business start, grow and thrive.

Download leaflet here.

Keep yourself and others safe this autumn and winter

As autumn arrives, many of us will be thinking about the colder months and what we can do to keep ourselves healthy. Colds, flus and other respiratory illnesses are more common in colder months as people are indoors more often, allowing viruses to pass more easily from one person to another. This will also mean the risk of Covid-19 infection is higher. These infections, as well as cold weather can make some health problems worse and even lead to serious complications, especially if you are 65 or older, or if you have a long-term health condition.

Director of Public Health for South Gloucestershire, Sara Blackmore and Leader of South Gloucestershire Council, Toby Savage are therefore urging everyone in South Gloucestershire to take sensible and safe precautions to keep themselves and others safe.

Their advice is to:

  • Come forward when invited for vaccination of both Covid and flu
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough and sneeze
  • Stay at home if you are unwell, to reduce the risk of passing any illnesses on to friends, family, colleagues, and others in your community
  • Wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitiser regularly throughout the day
  • Wear a face covering in enclosed and crowded spaces where you come into contact with people you don’t normally meet or where it will make you and others feel more comfortable
  • Try to meet outdoors or in well-ventilated indoor areas
  • Self-isolate and get a PCR test if you have symptoms of Covid-19
  • Self-isolate if you test positive for Covid-19 or are told to do so by NHS Test and Trace. This remains a legal requirement
  • Take a regular rapid Covid-19 test twice a week if you don’t have symptoms.
  • Be kind, courteous and considerate of others – take into account not only your own risks, but also of those around you, such as those with clinical vulnerabilities.

More information about how to stay well this winter is available here How to stay well in winter – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Local information and guidance on Covid-19 testing, vaccination, and how to access financial support if you have been impacted by Covid-19, is available on our website www.southglos.gov.uk/coronavirus

For dates and times of upcoming walk-in, appointment-free vaccination clinics around our region or to click through to the national booking system to book your vaccine, visit www.grabajab.net

Booster vaccine

People aged 50 years and over, care home residents, health and social care workers and younger people at risk (who have already had 2 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine) are being prioritised to receive a booster jab from 6 months after their second dose. This move will prolong the protection vaccines offer, particularly for those most vulnerable to Covid-19 as we head into the autumn and winter months.

The NHS will contact you when it is your turn to have a booster.

You can read more about the coronavirus (Covid-19) booster vaccine on the NHS website.

CrimeStoppers campaign

CrimeStoppers have announced a new campaign to fight rural crime. Full details can be found at: 

Rural crime | Crimestoppers (crimestoppers-uk.org)

A new poster and an accompanying leaflet are now available to download.